Sunday, December 21, 2014

Top 10 of 2014 ~ Best Books I’ve Read in 2014

Monday, December 22nd – Best Books I’ve Read in 2014 
(Doesn’t have to be released in 2014, just a book you’ve read in 2014)

I read way less books this year than I have for the past several years yet it was still impossible for me to choose 10 so I decided to go with 10 paranormal/fantasy/dystopians and 10 contemporaries/new adults. They link to goodreads in case you want to check any of them out.

Top 10 Paranormal/Fantasy/Dystopians

Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3)
Warner! Chapter 55! HOLY MOLY!

The Forever Song (Blood of Eden, #3)
Zeke! Vamps! Amazing!

Evertrue (Everneath, #3)
I actually read the entire series this year. 
Loved Jack & Cole! That ending!

Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)
MAL! One of the few fantasies I've really loved.

Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, #5)

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)
Aliens Aliens Oh My!

Opposition (Lux, #5)
Aliens Aliens again! Plus Daemon! 

The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter, #1)
Great audio read. So creepy & disturbing!

The Return (Titan, #1)

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
Finally listened to this on audio. It was different than I was expecting but awesome.
Sad and brutal though! 

Top 10 Contemporaries/New Adult

On the Fence

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)
Fake romance turned real romance
Plus Peter is yummy! Need sequel now!

This Song Will Save Your Life
Touching! Love when people find something that finally helps them live.

Breathe, Annie, Breathe
Miranda Kenneally always delivers.
Emotional yet inspiring.

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
Cute Cute! Also loved that the couple got together earlier then at the very end.

We Were Liars
What can I say?! I did not see that ending coming?!?!?!

Whatever Life Throws at You
Hot Hot Hot! FUN FUN FUN!

Amour Amour

Addicted After All (Addicted, #3)

Shopaholic to the Stars (Shopaholic, #7)

Make sure to leave a link to your Top 10 post so I can easily hop over and check it out!


  1. Great lists, Jen! I've read only a few of these so far, and I especially loved Isla & the Happily Ever After :)

    Best Books I’ve Read in 2014

  2. Great idea dividing this according to genre! :) I loved the Forever Song, We Were Liars and On the Fence too!! :)

    Here's our Top 10! :)

  3. These are all lovely! I must now add to be TBR Forever Song...because well as The Madman's Daughter (which I love the cover and have been trying to find the time to read), and definitely want to looking into The Forest of Hands and Teeth....(what a Title!)...Thanks for stopping by Reading in the Tardis. I am "haunting" you on Twitter and Bloglovin.

  4. These are some great lists!! I've really want to read On The Fence now I had been (pun completely intended) on the fence about that one =P

    Silver Shadows and Isla are both on my TBR short list, I'm so glad to see you loved them too!

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  5. OHHH The Return was sooooo good! I agree completely. And Ignite Me was amazing. I have to get caught up on the Bloodlines series. I adore Adrian. Great lists.

  6. I love all your picks and your short and sweet summaries~ I need to start the Shatter Me trilogy but I'm really looking forward to that chapter 55 ;)

  7. I have Annie on my list as well as Isla and Silver Shadows. Hope there ar emore terrific reads for you in 2015.

  8. I still haven't read Evertrue! I'm not sure why, as I loved the first two books so much. I love Cole, but I'm pretty sure that Nikki will pick Jack. I'm still holding out hope I guess ;) Awesome list!

  9. *fangirls* I LOVE all of your choices! I totally was balling like a baby at the end of Everture! <3

    - Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

  10. Awesome list! I've been meaning to read so many of the books on your list, especially the Contemporary/New Adult one.

  11. Great list. It's so much fun going from blog to blog and seeing everyone's favorites and then adding to my bloated to read pile. Happy holidays to you.


  12. I loved The Forever Song. ONe of my fave vampire series. And yes to This Song Will Save your Life. Awesome list!

  13. Love your picks! Thanks so much for taking part in the Top 10 of 2014! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your Top 10’s :D
    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

  14. Phew! Lots of excellent choices! I loved On the Fence and Opposition, and enjoyed Ruin and Rising and The Madman's Daughter. I'll be binge-reading Tahereh Mafi's debut series soon!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous holiday!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  15. Aww, Whatever Like Throws At You was soo cute. I loved it! <3 And I so need that Kasie West book in my life! Is it too late to ask Santa for it? ;)

  16. I've heard many (steamy) things about chapter 55 of Ignite Me and I'm scared-excited to get to it! The Forest of Hands Teeth is a great read, glad you loved the story! The Madman's Daughter and We Were Liars were books I was thinking about reading; I think I'll give them a try!

    Barbara @ My Bibliophile Mind

  17. Some of these I still need to read but on all the ones that I have read, I couldn't agree more!

    Great list of books!

  18. Oh my gosh! There are SO MANY great picks! Seriously, I can't even...We Were Liars, Isla, Ruin and Rising, yep! They're all on my "to buy" list when I am no longer broke due to the holidays and I can put them on my shelves. lol. Oh wait, I have Ruin and Rising. lol. But, the other's...yes. I love this list so much! :)

  19. Adrian IS the best of everything! <3

    I'm also bumping up BREATHE, ANNIE, BREATHE on my TBR. It's getting a lot of love!

  20. So much awesomeness in one place! I almost had a bookgasm there. LMAO! I just recently started reading YA dystopian this year, so way to add to my TBR pile. Not that I'm complaining; the more the merrier! Fab list, thanks for stopping by today! :)

  21. So many great choices on your list! Most of them I haven't read except Silver Shadows, The Madman's Daughter, and On The Fence. I'm glad those are on your list! Especially Silver Shadows! Though Adrian is MINE! lol :)

  22. Omygod this list is long. LOL. I'm currently reading Whatever Life Throws At You and I need to read it soon if you put it on your Top books list of the year. xD

  23. Oooh, I LOVED THE FOREVER SONG & RUIN & RISING so much too!! AWESOME Picks!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten @ Addicted Readers! :)

  24. Awesome picks. I loved Forever Song and the awesomeness of Zeke. Thanks for stopping by my post.

  25. You have a great list and there are so many I want to read. I just bought The Madman's Daughter so I can't wait to read it. Thanks for stopping by my post and have a great holiday!

  26. I'm so glad The Forest of Hands and Teeth made it on your list! That's one of my favorites, but I don't see it around often. I wish I could've put Silver Shadows on my list, but . . . I haven't read it yet. D: This needs to change soon.

  27. I'm scared for the last Bloodlines book! I love Kasie West, I wanted to feature all her books (since I read them all this year) but that would have taken like half my list.

  28. I LOVED This Song Will Change Your Life. And Daemon OMG <3 You have great picks, I swear to God! The absolute best :)

  29. Loved a lot of your picks and some I still must read. And I didn't know Sophie Kinsella had another Shopaholic book. I think I'm going to run to Amazon to grab a Kindle copy! Kasie West's books are so awesome, too. And ISLA was fantastic. So glad it came out this year. I am so far behind on RM's series but I must catch up on it when the last book is due to release. Fantastic list!

  30. Love the list. There are so many books there that I've added to my TBR pile.

  31. Oh man, I am SO behind on the Shatter Me series... I've only read the first book! Really need to get on that, lol. What a great list!! There are a whole bunch of books on it that I will be reading in the near future (hopefully, lol)!

  32. The Forest of Hands and Teeth is definitely on my winter reads list. Thanks for stopping by my blog on the hop!!

    1. A lot of bloggers have The Forever Song on their 2014 Top Tens, I should probably have a look at it on Goodreads. :)

  33. Sweet! I read Evertrue, but didn't find it as good as the rest of the series. Enjoyed Opposition, though. Can't wait to see the rest of your top tens. :)

  34. I so want to read the Madman's Daughter!! I love creepy, creepy is good.

  35. Great list, we have a few in common. Thank you for stopping by and happy holidays :)

  36. Great lists, I have a few of those that I need to read. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog :)

  37. Haven't read any of those but some of them are on my TBR.

    Here's my list -

  38. I've only read Isla from your list. But, you have a ton of books that I want to read like Ignite Me, We Were Liars, On the Fence, The Return, and Lux. Thanks for sharing!

  39. Your list is amazing! I love ignite me (haven't read it yet but I'm in love with the cover), Evertrue, Ruin and rising, The 5th wave (favourite), love the jennifer Armentrout & the Richelle Mead books and the other books/ covers look incredible too! Happy holidays :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

  40. We Were Liars almost made my list, it did totally blow my mind though, haha! And yes! On the Fence, sooo cute! I need to finish Ruin and Rising and I recently picked up the whole Everneath series, can't wait to check it out! Awesome list!!

  41. So many great books! Ignite Me, definitely! I have This Song Will Save Your Life and ISLA on my desk now, ready to be read. I'm so interested in Amour Amour. I'll probably buy an ebook of that one soon. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog :)

  42. I'm so behind on all of the series I've started so the only one I can agree with you on is Silver Shadows because Sydrian in that book gave me so much feels. The Forest of Hands and Teeth is a good novel and Carrie Ryan is such a nice person. I really enjoyed the concept of that world. Didn't love the sequel as much, but it was still good and you should give it a shot.

  43. It was SO hard to pick such a small number! I like your approach. :) And there are so many I agree with! Looooved Ignite Me, On the Fence, and To All the Boys I've Loved Before especially. :D :D

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  44. Great list!
    I really enjoyed reading The Madman's Daughter! It is so creepy! And To All The Boys is awesome. I definitely need the sequel now too! Ignite Me was good. And I love Ruin & Rising. The only other one on your list that I've read is Isla and the Happily Ever After, which I loved! I think it was my favorite out of the three! And there are a lot on here that I need to read!
    Great post! And thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :D


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